You’ll get a definite rustic Irish/English pub feel at Redding Beer Company from cabinetry to the furniture and right down to the 1950s style pay phone you can use to order food from a local eatery. This plays right into its mission to “make exceptional classic and historic beer and ales.” The tap list, usually containing eight brews, leans toward more crushable wheat ales, English bitters, porters, red ales and less-biting British-style IPAs (Redding Beer Company calls them “East Coast IPAs”). Look for the occasional oddball like a Kentucky Common, a type of cream ale, or – yes – a New England IPA. During the pandemic, outdoor seating with a firepit has been added, as well as online ordering of growler fills and bottle pickups. Its website also helps you locate local retailers who stock Redding Beer Company brews.
Redding Beer Company opened in 2017, founded by Jim and Dave Baulsir, a father and son team that likes their beers to be flavorful but not hopped to the hilt. An IT manager by day, Jim decided to pursue his brewing passion, even studying at the American Brewers Guild in Vermont to perfect his artistry.